Victoria has taken a promising step forward in its fight against COVID-19, with 37 new cases confirmed in the 24 hours up until midnight on Friday.
The new tally is the smallest daily increase since June 26 when the second wave began.
The Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed six people died on Friday.
More information about the cases will be released later today.
Regional Victoria continues to edge closer to hitting the benchmark for advancing to 'step three'.
It has been three days since Ballarat has recorded an active case of coronavirus, with no active cases currently in the city.
Regional Victoria had 74 active cases in total on Friday, four more than the day before.
That is an average of 4.7 per day over the last 14 days, below the threshold of five need to reach the third step.
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But as of Friday there were seven active cases in the regions with an unknown source. The data for unknown sources lags 48 hours behind new cases.
Regional Victoria will advance to the 'second step' on Monday, September 14 and if there have been no mystery cases in the regions for 14 days, should immediately advance to the 'third step'.
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